17th > September > 2010 Archive
UK.gov outlines plans to comply with new EU telecoms rules
The Government has outlined the changes that will need to be made to laws and regulations so that the UK complies with the new EU telecoms rules passed last year.
DoH shows millions splurged on marketing
Airwave, McKesson and CSC are among the top 10 suppliers to the Department of Health, according to data released to Kable.
Sony Playstation Move game gallery
With the Playstation Move now available, here's some of the Move-only games to look out for this year. Click the images for further game information.
Sony Playstation Move release schedule
Sony and other publishers have a stack of Move-ready titles out, and more to come. Here's the current list of Move-specific and Move-compatible games heading to the shops.
Google ops czar condemns multi-core extremists
Google is the modern data poster-child for parallel computing. It's famous for splintering enormous calculations into tiny pieces that can then be processed across an epic network of machines. But when it comes to spreading workloads across multi-core processors, the company has called for a certain amount of restraint.
FAQ: Sony PlayStation Move
Move, the long-awaited motion controller system for PlayStation 3 hits the shelves today. Not sure what it's all about? Read on...
Sony Playstation Move video gallery
VideoHere's a few video clips of the Playstation Move being tested.
NASA reveals Moon's 'turbulent youth'
Data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) have revealed the Moon's "turbulent youth", during which it was pounded by "two distinct populations of asteroids or comets".
Twitter airport bomb joker loses second job
Paul Chambers, the Twitter joker victim, has been sacked from a second job a week before his appeal against a widely criticised conviction for sending a "threatening" message to to blow Doncaster airport "sky high".
Recession drives pies sky high
Market research outfit Mintel has revealed an interesting side-effect to the global economic recession: pie sales are up as cash-strapped Brits look to cheap, "hearty" fare to fill their grumbling bellies.
The iPad is killing laptop sales
iPad sales are slashing laptop sales by as much as 50 per cent, according to the boss of US retailer Best Buy.
Facebook Places checks in to UK
Facebook Places, a service designed to encourage users to publish their location, is available in the UK from today.
Spandau Ballet get the Tourette's karaoke treatment
NSFWTourette's syndrome is no laughing matter, but it's hats off to Guy Daniel Francis, aka TheMainMeal, who was "diagnosed with Asperger's and Tourette's at 31", but is battling on like a good 'un.
Intel confirms HDCP copy-protection crack
Intel has confirmed Blu-ray HDCP encryption is cracked after admitting a leaked master key is the real deal.
Warner Bros flogs Nikita on iTunes
Warner Brothers is making three TV shows available in the UK, putting them up on iTunes one day after each show airs in the USS. Nikita, The Vampire Diaries: Season Two hits iTunes UK every Friday and Gossip Girl: Season 4 lands on Tuesdays.
RIM reports middling results
BlackBerry maker RIM has reported decent second quarter results, albeit with disappointment on some fronts.
MI5 chief: Cyber spying 'relatively straightforward' to beat
Jonathan Evans, the head of MI5, has claimed the internet has made the threat of espionage by foreign countries higher than ever before, but insisted it is "relatively straightforward" to block attempts to steal data.
APB: All Points Bulletin goes titsup
APB: All Points Bulletin, the new massively multiplayer game, is shutting down and is holding a Wake.
Webmin for users: Usermin
Sysadmin blogIt stands to reason that there would be call for a similar utility to Webmin available to users. Webmin’s extension Usermin answers the call.
BT feathers ruffled over pigeon-based file transfer caper
BT is peeved at an experiment appearing to demonstrate that a carrier pigeon is faster and more efficient than its broadband service. The experiment, supervised by BBC Lincolnshire and carried out by weary internet user Michelle Brumfield, proved embarrassing to the telcom in much the same way as last year's South African soaraway shenanigans.
Lord Prescott calls for phone hack review
Lord Prescott of Kingston-upon-Hull is demanding a judicial review of the Metropolitan Police's decision to end its investigation into allegations of phone "hacking" by the News of the World.
Laptop potato scammers turn to onions
Two men have been arrested in Reading for recycling the classic laptop switch scam, but with a twist.
iPad app throws TV games at your head
A new iPad app listens to the television and presents interactive content to the understimulated viewer who can't be fully entertained by the programmes alone.
Avaya chases Cisco with videoconferencing tablet
Where Cisco goes, Avaya often follows, and the smaller firm has introduced a video collaboration tablet, the Flare, similar to Cisco's recently announced Cius.
DARPA inks 5-year-mission solar strato-wingship deal
US aerospace mammoth Boeing has beaten its competitors and landed an $89m contract to build the "Vulture", a huge unmanned solar-powered plane intended to cruise the stratosphere for five years without landing.
Lambeth email sting councillor rejoins local Labour group
A Lambeth councillor has been allowed back into the Labour Party following a controversial email sting operation that left him excluded from the party for the last four months.
O2 shocks customers by slashing iPad data allowance
Network provider O2 told customers this week that some iPad data allowances will be cut by up to two thirds from next month.
RedHat gets cloud-evangelical
VMworld Video BlogWe caught up with Gordon Haff, Red Hat’s Cloud Evangelist, on the floor of VMworld last week and grabbed a short interview with him. In the discussion, we touch upon what the cloud really is, and where it makes the most sense in terms of enterprise use.
UK passes buck on Europe's cookie law with copy-paste proposal
OpinionThe government has let businesses down by refusing to clarify a law on cookies that has privacy regulators and advertisers at loggerheads, leaving publishers languishing in the middle, unsure whether their advertising is lawful or not.
Airship race round the world planned for 2011
A Texan businessman bidding to organise a year-long round the world race for airships says he is on track to start the inaugural event next year. Among those lending their names to the project is aerospace bigwig Norm Augustine, who headed President Obama's panel examining the US manned space programme last year.
Open source: a savvy bet, even in tough times
Open...and ShutEven as the economy slouches its way toward another bout of recession, the software industry has been in comparatively rude health. Earnings across the board have been impressive and, as a recent SIIA and OPEXEngine study (warning: PDF) shows, software companies are returning to robust profitability after years of red ink.
Samsung's Developer Challenge shortlist put to public vote
Samsung's Global Developer Challenge has reached the shortlisting phase, though short isn't quite accurate for the 300 applications the public is being asked to vote on.
Pope makes central London no-go zone for BT engineers
Based in Central London? Broadband looking a little flaky this afternoon?
Orange customers squeezed out of Facebook
Orange customers are reporting that connections to Facebook are being rejected, apparently due to some technical incompatibility between the two.
Undiplomatic tweet from French diplomats
The French Foreign Ministry's official Twitter account was "hacked" earlier today and a rather rude message posted.
Man gets 6 years for laundering $2.5m from phony credit cards
A California man was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in laundering $2.5m in proceeds from stolen credit card schemes.
Jailbreaker alert: Apple TV runs iOS
The word is out: Steve Jobs' hobby, the Apple TV, runs iOS — which is an interesting revelation for both jailbreakers and productization prognosticators.
Microsoft takes Oracle side in Google Java-phone attack
Microsoft has jumped on Oracle's prosecution of Google to attack Android and promote Windows Phone 7, while revealing a limited US rollout for its mobile phone platform.
HP reported close to naming Hurd successor
Somebody has to stop Hewlett-Packard before it acquires another company for billions of dollars again, and the word on the street is that the IT giant is getting set to do that soon. Possibly as early as next week.
Dell nestles baby Opterons into PowerEdge racks
Server and PC maker Dell had to be dragged kicking and screaming into employing AMD's Opteron processors. But ironically, it looks like Dell could just turn out to be the most enthusiastic supporter of Opteron processors in servers today.